Monday, 25 June 2012

Scottish Independence - Let's VOTE!!

Well, today marks the start of the "Better Together" campaign by a lot of Non-SNP Scots to try to persuade Scotland to vote to stay part of the United Kingdom and not ask for Independence.

Bully for them!

However, that nice Mr Toad from the Scots Nationalist Party wants them to have independence AND funding from Westminster so he can continue to spend like a paid off seaman from a round the world voyage whilst never counting the cost.

May I, in this  simple, short and unusually temperate blog humbly request ANOTHER REFERENDUM.

Can us non-Scottish UK Citizens please have a referendum as to keeping the Scots inside the Union or expelling them ?

We could have a very very simple YES/NO vote as follows:

"Should Scotland be expelled from the United Kingdom?  YES or NO"


Ghenghis 2012

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Where the fuck are we Dave??

In the elephant grassed plains of sub-Saharan Africa live an African pygmy tribe called the Fuqawi.  They got their name, it is said, from their habit of going on hunting trips in the elephant grass which grows to a minimum height of two metres and suddenly all stopping and jumping up and down in unison shouting "We're the Fuqawi??" or at least, that's what it sounds like.

I know how they feel.

call me Dave, I am a common person
"Call Me Dave" has now been our very earnest young cool and totally street cred Prime Minister for two years and the more I see him, the more I see a well spoken toffee-nosed aristocrat who went to all the best schools, was a member of the Bullingdon Club at Oxford and who probably thinks fagging is an excellent system but has not got a single clue about the impact that this recession is having on basic normal working people.

He can't, because he has never been one, has never had to depend on a union to negotiate a living wage, has never taken a second or third job in order to keep the roof over his head and that of his family. Has never had to make a judgement on taking the Bus or walking because he cannot afford the train. Has never chosen a holiday based on the price. Has never shopped in a Charity shop and definitely has never been round the supermarket looking for own brands food to make ends meet. Has never worried about making the mortgage payment or prayed that the car gets through it's MOT without needing repairs.

In short he is a toff and good luck to him. Just don't go on about how he eats Cornish Pasties and ordered a large one if he recalls correctly and how "jolly nice" it was too.  It smacks of slumming it Dave and just reflects that when you think of the "common people" you think "common" rather than "people" and you have to manufacture some form of patronising comment because you have never been common now have you Dave?

So David, as a direct descendant of King William the IV and as a definite Toff of the First Order, how about trying to find a member of your party who was not born with a silver spoon in their mouths to try and articulate to you honestly what impact your lack of grasp on reality is having on the common people of the UK.  Your last budget squeezed the normal tax paying workers once again but made the gap between rich and poor even wider.  You have continued to bail out and support the idiot bankers who got us into this mess but have done nothing to ease the lives of the taxpayers who have to pay for their excesses?  OK so you did eventually take away Fred the Shred's Knighthood but as it was for "services to the banking industry" then we all fell about laughing at that anyway.
When are we going to see Bankers prosecuted and gaoled for their profligacy and greed  in the face of common sense? When will we see politicians and senior civil servants axed for allowing the financial meltdown to occur??

Now apparently you next Bright Idea is to sell off part of the state owned Royal Bank of Scotland at bargain basement prices??  What sort of fucking madness is this?  Whatever you are smoking it MUST be illegal!

Fred the Shred
If you want rid of RBS, then give all of the taxpayers that are having to pay for RBS failures a fair proprtion of the shares we own.  Then we can take shareholder action against those old directors responsible. OK we will leave the poor sod in place trying to sort out the shambolic mess and he deserves a bonus, but what about the ones who were responsible?

So Dave!  Reality check. I could not give a toss about how "Jolly Nice" your West Cornwall Pasty Company Cornish Pasty was, or even where you bought it, but I would love to have some good news about jobs, small businesses, growth and "The Economy Stupid" !!

Once again Dave, where the fuck are we?

Ghenghis 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lord preserve us from Left Wing Actors!

The latest ignorant American to grace our newspapers is that ignoramus lefty Sean Penn.

Sean Penn who was totally convincing
when he played a Stoner
Penn who apparently supports any country or Dictator that finds itself at odds with America has clearly decided a change is as good as a rest and has now decided to have a pop at his ex-Wife, Madonna's adopted country the United Kingdom.

With the same รฉlan and nonchalance, not to say ignorance of any of the actual facts barring that they were apparently left wing or totalitarian or both that he used in his support for IRAN, CUBA and VENEZUALA, and without the same diligence and experience that he used when playing a stoner (Jeff Spicoli) he has blundered in to South America and espoused the "cause" of the Argentinian President Cristina Fernรกndez de Kirchner where in order to deflect people from her appalling domestic performance she has started sabre rattling about The Falkland Islands.

Penn has stated  "I think that the world today is not going to tolerate any kind of ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology. The way of dialogue is the only way to achieve a better solution for both nations.".

Sean, Sean, maybe your research into how to play Jeff Spiccoli was too thorough?  For your information, edification and information, the people who actually LIVE in or rather upon The Falkland Islands were balloted by the Argentine Government shortly after the same Argentine Government was sent packing with their tails between their legs after their last illegal and ill advised invasion of The Falkland Islands and said Islanders voted by over 94% to stay British.  The UK is merely defending the islanders right to self determination.

"Rabbit", said Pooh, "Kindly Fuck Off!!"
However, one has to admire your most wonderful anti-Colonial commitment Sean and one hopes that in keeping with your purity of thought and righteousness not to mention your dedication to justice in these cases, you will of course pass title for your home in Malibu back to the Mexican Government forthwith as it is a prime example of support for a  "ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology." for you to remain on what is clearly Mexican soil.

Or to put it so clearly that even Jeff Spicolli could understand: Hey Sean, Fuck off back to your own turf and sort out your own problems before you stick your nose into mine!

Ghenghis - February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Shut the FUCK up!!!!

First let's set out my stall a little, I am a Rugby man, I played at School and then as an adult, my boys played and still do and I am a supporter of Wasps and England and used to be one at London Irish when they used to be in London and have Irish players (Hint!).  So I am speaking from a prejudiced experience.

I watched the England v Scotland match, known also as the Calcutta Cup, and part of the Six Nations last week and I found the actual game quite enthralling as what should have been the underdogs, a young, naive English squad took on a more seasoned Scots team on their home turf.

The game progressed well until the penalties and the conversions and then, at the stage when most folk with a Rugby background of any sort would become deathly silent, the Booing started.  That and the counter-cheering became tumultuous,

Well, I know this will come as a surprise to all of you Johnny or Jenny-come-latelys to Rugby BUT that is something that you just DO NOT DO!!!!!

Instead, whilst the ball is being placed, you quieten down, you do not even talk, you sit there quiet and watch with bated breath and then, once the ball has been kicked and is on it's way towards the posts you can yell your heads off and cheer if it goes in your favour.
HOWEVER, even if the kick goes against you, you still clap the kicker if he scores.
Even worse, you have to politely applaud the opposition if they make a successful move against you and even worser, if they score a TRY!

Yes, I know, fucking strange isn't it?  However, it's the way that we have played Rugby for generations and it is the way that it is played today at Amateur level all round the world and at professional level at the Clubs.

Bill Mclaren must have spun in his grave at the sound of Murrayfield and all true Scots and English supporters who were there must have been beetroot red with shame at what occurred.

It isn't because we think we are too "good" to boo or that we are being prissy. It's just part of the traditions of a game that is older than any of us and which we have learned from our fathers as they learned from theirs.  It is part and parcel of the game and as much as we keep those traditions we keep others just as sacred, like the one where whatever hideous carnage and violence goes on during play and on the pitch, the supporters are unsegregated and unafraid to cheer on their own team no matter who is sitting next to them. Indeed, Rugby supporters then, at match end, shake hands and walk back together to the nearest pubs, drink together with NO VIOLENCE and eventually get on trains home together, maybe drunk, normally happy and all wearing their Team's favours.  Compare and contrast this with a soccer crowd.

So, next time you find yourself at a Rugby match and there is a penalty or conversion kick about to take place, imagine that I, Ghenghis, am standing behind you in the crowd with an axe and a good bead on splitting you in two, and SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Shut the fuck up!

Ghenghis - February 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Euro - Explained by Blackadder

Well worth repeating here:

Baldrick: “What I want to know sir, is before there was a Euro there were lots of different types of money that different people used.  And now there’s only one type of money that the foreign people use.  And what I want to know is, how did we get from one state of affairs to the other state of affairs”
Blackadder: “Baldrick.  Do you mean, how did the Euro start?”
Baldrick: “Yes sir”
Blackadder: “Well, you see Baldrick, back in the 1980′s there were many different countries all running their own finances and using different types of money.  On one side you had the major economies of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, and on the other, the weaker nations of Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal.  They got together and decided that it would be much easier for everyone if they could all use the same money, have one Central Bank, and belong to one large club where everyone would be happy.  This meant that there could never be a situation whereby financial meltdown would lead to social unrest, wars and crises”.
Baldrick: “But this is sort of a crisis, isn’t it sir”.
Blackadder: “That’s right Baldrick. You see, there was only one slight flaw with the plan”.
Baldrick: “What was that then sir?”
Blackadder: “It was bollocks”.

Ghenghis January 2012